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Ha Viz Collegtemte 

Volume 78, No. 20 

An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 

April 20, 2011 




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Seniors reminisce about LVC and 
discuss post-graduation plans 

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Arts & Entertainment .. 







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Student interns pay to work for free 

Struggling with unpaid internships 

Women's Lacrosse takes overtime 
win over Widener 

Page 7 


Upcoming Choral Jubilee to 
feature 75 years of touring choir 
and 20 years of Chamber Choir 

Alyssa Bender '11 


For many students at LVC, hav- 
ing an internship is a requirement 
before graduation. However, as 
many internship-seekers soon find 
out, most of the internships avail- 
able are unpaid. 

This presents a problem for 
many LVC students. If the intern- 
ship is for the summer, the student 
has to pay the school for the cred- 
its — essentially having to pay to 
work for free. If the internship is 
during the school year, the student 
does not have to pay anything ex- 
tra than what they would normally 
pay for a semester; however many 
have to give up campus jobs, and 
this combined with working for 
free cuts down on the income they 

need to 
pay for the 
gas to get 
to the in- 

fields, pay- 
ing an in- 
tern is not 
a viable 
It is well 
that the 
ing indus- 
try is in 
a down- 
ward spiral in terms of job avail- 
ability, so it can be understood 
that some companies cannot afford 
to pay a communications intern. 


er, it may 
not be a 
of afford- 
ab ility 
but rath- 

er a ques- 
tion of 
A c - 
E cording 

IS EXPERIENCE ENOUGH? Jake King 11, to the 
pictured above at his current internship with Depart- 
Harrisburg Magazine, has worked at two un- ment Q f 
paid internships during his time at LVC. An Labor 
English communications major, King was re- one £ 

quired to earn at least three credits through an ^ 
internship in order to graduate 

teria for 
not having to pay an intern is that 
"the employer that provides the 
training derives no immediate ad- 
vantage from the activities of the 

intern." This means that if the in- 
tern is sitting in on meetings, shad- 
owing an employer, basically doing 
nothing but getting the coffee, they 
do not have to be paid. 

For communications students 
though, interns will frequently 
transcribe interviews, proofread 
stories, even write articles to be 
published — actions which seem to 
result in an immediate advantage 
for the employer. 

Tony Gorick '11 interned with 
the Harrisburg City Islanders this 
past summer in their public rela- 
tions department, doing such work 
as writing news releases and ar- 
ticles that the Islanders would use. 
Gorick s internship was unpaid. 

"I felt a bit used in the system, 
to be honest/' says Gorick. "It isn't 


Arnold Grant provides great opportunities 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives editor 

The Arnold Experiential Grant 
is a program which provides LVC 
students with the funds and oppor- 
tunity to partake in faculty-student 
research, internships and indepen- 
dent summer student research. The 
grants are available to faculty and 
undergraduate students in all dis- 

The idea was formed after the 
success of the Pleet Grant initia- 
tives, which funded faculty-student 
research. Dr. Edward Arnold was 
very interested in supporting stu- 
dents interested in such experi- 
ences and generously gifted Leba- 


non Valley College with funds to 
aid students for the next five years. 
The ultimate goal of this program 
is to increase the number of high- 
impact academic experiences for 
students at LVC. 

"Learning takes place in a vari- 
ety of settings and activities. High 
impact experiences often require 
students to apply what they have 
learned to real-world projects 
and activities," says Dean Michael 
Green, vice president for academic 
affairs and dean of faculty. "These 
grants allow students to engage 
with faculty and with unique inde- 
pendent opportunities beyond the 
classroom, which in turn, strength- 
ens their marketability for employ- 
ment and graduate school opportu- 


A complex application process, 
all applicants interested in apply- 
ing for a grant next year will be 
required to submit a preliminary 
abstract with various background 
information and the source of the 
internship. Later, students are re- 
quired to submit a more in-depth 
packet consisting of information 
on academic performance, letters 
of recommendation, essay ques- 
tions regarding the purpose of the 
internship and why it would be 
beneficial and a budget sheet with 
the desired amount of scholarship 
necessary to fund the internship. 

Thus far, there were four LVC 
students awarded summer intern- 
ships and over sixty students par- 

ticipating in faculty-student re- 

Caitlin Murphy '12, an English 
and international studies major, 
was awarded an Arnold Internship 
Grant and will be interning with 
the Center for European Studies 
at the University of Maastricht in 
the Netherlands. During her in- 
ternship, she will work with skilled 
International Relations personnel 
and will help international students 
adjust to the city academically, so- 
cially and emotionally. She will 
also work with video software and 
create promotional videos for the 
University's website. 

"This Arnold Grant Internship 

See GRANTS | Page 2 

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2 La Vie Cqllegienne April 20, 2011 


Student Government Update: 4.18.1 1 

Next years student representatives introduced 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On April 18, Student Govern- 
ment convened for its eleventh meet- 
ing of the semester in order to intro- 
duce the new SG representatives and 
talk about Executive Board elections, 
food service updates, club budgets 
and information, the candidates to 
succeed Dean Yuhas, the fenced off 
area in the academic quad, problems 
with parking in the Red Lot, Earth 
Week, the Accessibility Task Force 
and the Cystic Fibrosis Tournament. 

The new SG representatives 
that attended Mondays meeting 
were Kelsey Robinson '14, James 
Schlepper '14, Emily Lefin '12, 
Kelly Zimmerman '12, and Greg 
Seiders '14 as commuter represen- 

Elections for the 2011-2012 
Executive Board will be held at the 
next SG meeting on April 25. 

In food service news, Director 
of Metz Bill Allman sent an e-mail 
to SG President Ashten O'Brien 
'11 saying that thanks to the sug- 
gestions SG members made to 
him at the last SG meeting, there 
is now a gluten-free station next to 
the waffle maker in the cafeteria; 
the Express line and peanut but- 
ter and jelly sandwiches now form 
their own line in the cafeteria; and 
the UG has a new policy in which 
chefs will give the student their 
receipt and get the student's name 
so that the students can go pick up 
their food when their names are 
called. Some SG members noted 
that the new UG policy has caused 

the line to pay to grow longer and 
service to take longer, but UG chefs 
may just need to adjust to this new 
policy before service can speed up 
again. Furthermore, Allman wrote 
that he has already implemented 
some suggested food options into 
the menus for the following weeks. 
SG VicePresident Mary Kent '11 
will be talking to Vice President 
Greg Krikorian about any possible 
changes to meal plans next semes- 
ter. Finally, SG members praised 
the greater diversity of food op- 
tions in the cafeteria. 

The SG treasurer said that as of 
Monday, he had received all club 
budgets and that class treasurers 
were to go over the budgets with 
him after the meeting. 

Club Liaison Ryan Humphries 
'12 will be sending out e-mails 
to clubs that are under review to 
send in their club information as 
soon as possible. As of Monday, 
Humphries has received club in- 
formation from La Vie and the Psy- 
chology and Spanish clubs. 

SG members and other student 
leaders have been meeting with 
candidates who may succeed Dean 
Yuhas over lunch. The last candi- 
date will be coming on April 26. 

The fenced off area in the Aca- 
demic Quad is being filled in with 
soil and grass seed so that the area 
will be level for the graduation cer- 

SG members explained that 
there were still some issues with 
unauthorized parking in the Red 
Lot. O'Brien will be asking Direc- 
tor of Public Safety Brent Ober- 

holtzer to give her the number of 
parking permits that Public Safety 
issued to students and the number 
of parking spaces in the Red Lot 
in order to determine how many 
unauthorized cars are parking in 
the Red Lot at this time. SG mem- 
bers also raised the issue that some 
freshmen drivers have been paying 
off any tickets they received and 
then parking in the Red Lot again 
without receiving any more tickets. 
SG member Jimmy Kroll '11 sug- 
gested a possible solution to this 
problem would be to issue each 
student driver a sticker with the 
number of their parking space on it 
to stick on their rear window. 

The LVC Sustainability Com- 
mittee will be holding the Quitty 
community clean-up in Annville 
on Saturday, April 30. Students 
may sign up for a barbeque lunch 
on Redbook; resident students will 
have to use one of their meals on 
their meal plan, but SG will pay for 
the meals of any commuters. Earth 
Week will be held from April 25 to 
April 30. On April 25 and 28, the 
Committee will be showing the 
movie Cool It. Furthermore, they 
are planning to hold a tree planting 
during the week. 

Class of 2014 President Tito 
Valdes has talked with Director 
of Counseling Services Stephanie 
Falk about the future plans of the 
Handicap Accessibility Task Force. 

Twenty-four student teams will 
be participating in the Cystic Fi- 
brosis Tournament on May 1. 



GRANTS: Supporting LVC students 

Continued from Page 1 

opportunity has allowed me to 
tackle working in another country 
and has opened so many doors 
for me financially. I am extremely 
grateful for this opportunity and 
realize that I am so lucky to have 
such a generous donor contribut- 
ing to my education here at LVC," 
says Murphy. "I hope that from 

living and working abroad that I 
can not only gain confidence as an 
employee but I hope to find and 
mature the skills that are necessary 
for me to be successful in a global- 
minded career someday." 

To the students who were 
awarded an Arnold Experiential 
Grant, Green states, "We are all 

very proud of those students par- 
ticipating in this inaugural cycle of 
Arnold grant funding and we look 
forward to following their experi- 
ences in the semesters to come." 


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Corrections & Clarifications 

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and encourage notification of any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an email to 
lavie(5), subject line: Corrections. 

All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


4-13-11 | Campus 

Fire Drill 

A fire drill was performed. 

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A student was followed home. 

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Emergency Assistance 
Health safety assistance. 

4-15-11 | Campus 


An LVC Admissions sign was reported stolen. 

4-15-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 
A vehicle was keyed. 

4-15-11 | Campus 


An unauthorized person was requested to leave. 

4-16-11 | Campus 


An unauthorized person was requested to leave. 

4-16-11 | Campus 

Alcohol Violation 

Students were escorted back to their dorm. 

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Fire Drill 

A fire drill was performed. 

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Paintings were thrown about. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

La Vie Collegienne April 20, 2011 3 


Mandarin Chinese offered in a unique way 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

As of fall 2011 ; Lebanon Val- 
ley College will offer a course on 
Mandarin Chinese. This will be a 
two-part course^ with Mandarin I 
offered in fall 2011 and Mandarin 
II in spring 2012. The course is 
open to undergraduates; MBA 
students and members of the 
business community. 

In a unique approach; 
Lebanon Valley is offering this 
course from 6-8:30 p.m. on 
Mondays and Thursdays; with 
the class meeting during the 
first hour in the Golden Gar- 
den Restaurant for a "Conver- 
sation Lab." From 6 p.m. to 
7 p.m. students will eat with 
native Mandarin speakers; 
where they will learn about 
Chinese culture; food etiquette and 
have the opportunity to practice 
speaking the language. The class 
will then move to a classroom for 
direct instruction from 7-8:30 p.m. 

The instructor; Mr. Xiaodong 
Fan ; will provide basic communica- 
tion skills in Mandarin; integrated 

business content and immersion in 
Chinese culture. Passionate about 
teaching Chinese culture and lan- 
guage; Fan has developed course 
content specific to the needs and 
interests of his students. He earned 
a bachelor s degree from Sichuan 
Normal University in Nanchong; 
China; and two masters degrees 

Chinese Character meaning to Learn or Study. 

from Millersville University. Fan 
currently teaches Mandarin at 
Hempfield High School in addition 
to teaching night classes at Messiah 
and Elizabethtown. 

The program is designed for 

part-time evening students, though 

traditional full-time students also s. barkman 

have the opportunity to partici- 
pate. LVC hopes to integrate the 
community business members 
and MBA students into this class 
to gain a broad variety of students 
who are all interested in learning 
more about Chinese language and 
culture. The creation of this course 
has been a goal of Dr. James Scott; 
chair of languages and profes- 
sor emeritus of German ; for 
many years. 

Mary Herster ; direc- 
tor of continued educa- 
tion and professional de- 
velopment; comments; 
"Mandarin Chinese is impor- 
tant for anyone interested in 
globalization; business; or in 
current world trends." 

This course is designed to 
be not only informational and 
useful to students; but also in- 
teractive and enjoyable. When stu- 
dents leave this class they will be 
leaving with a proficiency in Man- 
darin that will give them an advan- 
tage in the world of international 
business and relations. 

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INTERNSHIPS: "I was paying a lot to work." 

Continued from Page 1 

always easy to put 100 percent ef- 
fort into something I know I'm 
going farther in debt to complete. 
Don't get me wrong; it was a great 
experience; but it was in the back of 
my mind that I was paying a lot to 

According to the College Em- 
ployment Research Institute; three- 
quarters of the 10 million students 
enrolled in America's four-year col- 
leges and universities will work as 
interns at least once before gradu- 
ating. Between one-third and half 
will not be compensated. 

Gorick received credit for his 
internship — after paying for it, of 
course — as well as invaluable ex- 
perience. However; is it fair, in the 

words of Ross Perlin in his recent 
article "Unpaid Interns; Complicit 
Colleges" for The New York Times, 
that "colleges have turned intern- 
ships into a prerequisite for the 
professional world" and make stu- 
dents suffer by having to pay for it? 

"I think this is a difficult situ- 
ation" admits Gorick. "I gained 
a whole lot of real- wo rid experi- 
ence while at my internship that I 
wouldn't have received in a class- 
room setting or something of that 
sort. Yet I do think there may be 
some aspects of the mandatory- 
internship requirement that should 
be altered. Since I'm an English ma- 
jor; most of my internships I tried 
to get were unpaid. This is no fault 

of LVC; but it did prove to be frus- 
trating knowing I had to pay a lot to 
take the internship; spend the gas 
money to travel to it ; and also get 
no finances in return." 

LVC has recently taken some 
steps to help students on this front. 
Arnold Grants were awarded to 
four LVC students this year to be 
used to help support them during 
their summer internships. Howev- 
er; more measures should perhaps 
be taken to assist all students who 
need an internship to graduate but 
are unable to find one that pays. 



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Kayla Fulfer '12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Come watch the LVC faculty 
face students on the court at the 
charity student-faculty basketball 
game on Friday April 29 starting at 
4:30 p.m. in Arnold Sports Center. 
Over 20 student players, including 
members from the 
men and women's 
LVC basketball 
teams, will face 
faculty and admin- 
istrators in a sure 
to be hilarious and 
competitive show- 

All funds raised 
from this charity 
event will benefit 
Haiti through the Hearts for Haiti 
service house on campus. 

In addition to the game, there 
will be raffle prizes, a performance 
by LVC s Dance Team and cheer- 
leaders. Cost of admission, includ- 

O Grond-Bcucono 

f Mi, 

ing a chance to win a raffle, will be 

Hearts for Haiti will ensure that 
100 percent of proceeds go di- 
rectly to Haiti through their parent 
organization, Practical Compas- 
sion (PC) of Lebanon. PC travels 
to Haiti four times a year to assist 
with the building of wells, medi- 
cal clinics, schools 
and orphanages. 

Hearts for Haiti 
plans to help PC 
in their upcoming 
medical trip in ear- 
ly May by raising 
additional funds to 
add to the $2,000 
dollar donation of 
last semester. 
Any students or 
faculty interested in playing or do- 
nating should contact Caitlin Mur- 
phy at crm003(a) 

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4 La Vie Collegienne April 20, 2011 


Gathering to share music, memories 

75$20 Choral Jubilee celebrates history and tradition 

Tim Davis 12 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The year was 1936. America 
was struggling in the midst of 
the Great Depression. Lebanon 
Valley College's Glee Club was 
struggling too. The group had 
been touring sporadically, go- 
ing into local towns and per- 
forming shows, until the de- 
pression hit. In the spring of 
'36, Professor Edward P. Rut- 
ledge began a string of annual 
spring tours that has contin- 
ued to this day. That decision 
to start touring again, despite 
the economic difficulties of the 
day, has turned out to be vital 
to the rich history of LVC's mu- 
sic program. 

But, something else hap- 
pened in 1936. That is the 
year that Nancy Hatz gradu- 
ated from Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege, and now, 75 years later, 
Hatz will return to the college 
to lend her voice, along with 
hundreds of other alumni, to 
the 75§20 Choral Jubilee. The 
jubilee will take place April 
30-May 1 and will celebrate 
the 75-year anniversary of the 
Concert Choir's annual spring 
tour and the 20th anniversary 
of the founding of the Cham- 
ber Choir. Dr. Mark Mecham, 
chairperson of the music de- 
partment and director of both 

choirs, describes the event as 
"a confluence of two important 
moments in the history of the 

According to Mecham, over 
2,000 alumni have graduated 
from the different iterations 
of the choirs at Lebanon Val- 
ley College, and people from 
as far as Indiana are making the 
trip back to LVC to watch and 
participate in the concerts. But 
why are these alumni planning 
to return so many years later, to 
make the long trip and spend 
an early spring weekend back 
at LVC? 

The concerts are indeed 
a confluence, but not just a 
confluence of two anniversa- 
ries: They are also a joining 
of the past and present in the 
music department of the col- 
lege. Nearly every era in the 75 
years of the touring choir will 
be represented, joined together 
in one room, singing songs in 
grand unison, making the brick 
walls of the chapel reverberate 
with music. The biggest musi- 
cal experience that LVC has 
ever known, Mecham's grand 
vision is to have the mass choir 
completely fill the balcony of 
Miller Chapel and taper down 
the stairs. "The fire marshal is 
likely not to be a very happy 
person," jokes Mecham, ad- 
dressing the epic scope of the 

In addition to the sheer 
number of choir members, Me- 
cham has also commissioned 
two brand new pieces by com- 
poser Everett Reed specifically 
for the concerts. The piece 
composed for the Chamber 
Choir is set on the text "How 
Can I Keep from Singing?" 
The Concert Choir composi- 
tion is based on Oliver Wendell 
Holmes' poem "Lord of All Be- 

The concert is also a con- 
fluence of stories. The current 
and former members all have 
their own memories of the 
choir, stories behind why they 
joined the choir and stories of 
concerts and tours. Phil Free- 
man '11, when asked what his 
favorite moment of his choir 
experience was, brought up last 
year's spring concert, which 
marked Dr. Mecham's 20th 
year with LVC and the Con- 
cert Choir. Freeman described 
the concert as an "emotion- 
ally raw experience." Freeman 
and other members of the cur- 
rent choir remember when 
Guillermo Munoz '10, former 
choir president, conducted a 
surprise song in honor of Me- 
cham. Much of the choir began 
to cry during that last song. "I 
could not keep my composure, 
as much as I tried," said Caitlin 
McCleary '11 when reflecting 
upon the concert. 

McCleary's favorite mo- 
ments happened while on tour. 
She loves that audience mem- 
bers connect to the music just 
as much as the choir members 
do and that they connect in a 
different way. She especially 
likes interacting with audience 
members and hearing them tell 
the stories of their choir days. 
"It brings something else to 
the music that [the choir] can't 
necessarily bring," she says. 
Current members also love 
the touring — touring that is so 
pivotal to the choir and its his- 
tory — because of the bonding 
experiences. The choir spends 
four or more days travelling to 
various churches and schools 
in different cities and states, 
making music together. 

It is that mutual music-mak- 
ing that causes so many alumni 
to return for this celebratory 
concert. "It brings out the best 
in people," says Freeman. The 
music and the very nature of a 
choir emphasize a coming to- 
gether of people, artistry and 
expression. Each individual 
member of the choir contrib- 
utes his or her own voice to the 
multitude, and these contribu- 
tions blend into one unified, 
harmonious product. It is this 
unity that answers the ques- 
tion of why so many return. 
The memories that so many 
alumni and current members 

have forged with each other, 
expressed in the emotions of 
the songs performed, create 
links that survive the rigors of 
time. "I think it was really the 
best decision I ever made," says 
Andrea Kozlowski '12 about 
auditioning for and joining the 
choir. "I never would have had 
such amazing experiences if I 
hadn't." Kozlowski auditioned 
at the urging of a friend from 
her high school who was al- 
ready in the choir. Her story 
is like so many others who au- 
ditioned on a whim or at the 
recommendation of another, 
and that decision led them to 
the "ridiculous goldmine of Dr. 
Mecham and the music depart- 
ment," as McCleary describes 

This concert, like so many 
others, will be an opportunity 
to create these lasting experi- 
ences. But it will also be a time 
to reflect on the past 75 years, 
for old and new to collabo- 
rate, adding their own unique 
perspective from the various 
choirs, to forge musical memo- 
ries for themselves and for the 
audience who can attend. 

Or as Mecham succinctly 
states, "The potential is there 
for quite the occasion." 


2010-11 Final Standings 

1st Place = Funkhouser 
2nd Place = Mary Green 

3rd Place = Vickroy 
4th Place = Hammond 
5th Place = Keister 
6th Place = Silver 
7th Place = Apartments & 
8th Place = Stanson 


School-helping-school fundraiser 

Rachel Pazdersky '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

A fundraiser in the form of 
tacos will take place this Cinco 
De Mayo. The LVC community 
is invited to join the Indigeni- 
sta Literature class outside the 
New Student Center on Thurs- 
day, May 5 for some authentic 
Mexican food. 

After the end of the semes- 
ter, the members of the Indig- 
enista Literature class will be 
traveling to Lima and Cusco, 
Peru, for a week as a compo- 
nent of the Study Abroad Pro- 

gram. While there, the students 
will learn more about Peruvian 
culture and society. They will 
also learn how to better distin- 
guish the differences in social 
organization between An 
dean towns and urban 
spaces through first 
hand experience. 

As for why the 
class is raising 
the money, Dr. 
Gabriela McEvoy explains, 
"We will visit an elementary 
public school in Lima, Peru, to 
gain service-learning experi- 
ence, and it is our goal to bring 

some economic support to the 
school." All the proceeds from 
the lunch will go towards the 

For a donation of $5, you 
& receive two chicken or 
f carne asada tacos, 
beans, rice and a 
drink. Students 
can sign up on 
Redbook (pre-orders 
are required), while LVC facul- 
ty, staff and administrators can 
e-mail their orders to helpin- 
gaschool(S) In addi- 
tion, the $5 donation must be 
paid by Friday, April 29. The 

money can be delivered to Re- 
becca Corum's office (Humani- 
ties 306). 

Any questions about the 
event can be directed to McE- 
voy (mcevoy(o) So take 
a break on el cinco de mayo and 
enjoy some authentic Mexi- 
can food and the delight that 
comes from the knowledge that 
you're helping young Peruvians 
to learn. Besides, you'll need a 
break from all that studying for 


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Superhero Movies: 

(May 6) 

-X-Men: First Class 
(June 3) 
-Green Lantern 
(June 17) 
-Captain America 
(July 22) 

-Pirates of the 
Caribbean (May 

-The Hangover 
Part II (May 26) 
-Harry Potter 7 
Part II (July 15) 

Gamer Zene: Drageif Age 2— improvement? 

bv Andrew Veirtz 

When Dragon Age 2 was an- 
nounced last July, I was incred- 
ibly dismayed. This was because 
the game was set to be released a 
year later. The longer a developer 
gets to work on a game, the more 
they can polish it, and the result is 
a better product. When I finally 
got my hands on it, I was pleas- 
antly surprised. Dragon Age 2 is 
a satisfying, epic journey through 
a wonderfully portrayed fantasy 
realm, simultaneously exhibiting 
great improvements and a few 
big setbacks over its predecessor. 

You play as Hawke, a Ferelden 
refugee from the city of Lothering. 
The beginning of the story takes 
place during the events of Dragon 
Age: Origins where Lothering is 
being overrun by the Darkspawn. 
Hawke must escape the battle with 
his or her family to arrive at the 

der of the story takes place. DA2 
is a frame narrative, told from the 
perspective of Varric, a suave, rogu- 
ish dwarf, being interrogated by a 
Templar, which are the "soldiers" 
of the Chantry, DA's main religious 
institution. Its really nifty to see 
and hear Varric tell your story as 
you progress, as he may add the 
odd embellishment or comment 
to your actions. 

Like the previous DA games, 
you are able to customize your 
character at the beginning of the 
game. Unlike the previous entries 
in the series, you are quite limited 
in your choices. All aspects of your 
appearance are still available to 
adjust and tinker with, so you can 
create basically any character you 
can imagine, but the choices are 
still a bit more limited than DA:0. 

And really, this game is all about 
choices. Everything from what 
class you choose, who you choose 

to get romantic with, and who you 
choose to become enemies with all 
drastically affect the game world. 
The themes involved in DA2 rival 
those of any fantasy novel series, 
and the choices you are forced to 
make rarely ever have clear answers. 

While the game 
presents many of these interest- 
ing dilemmas, the overall plot is 
rather unfocused, as there is never 
really any overarching goal of the 
game. As the plot unfolds and 
certain events become clear, the 
main point becomes clear, but this 
doesn't really happen until near the 

end of the story. The result is that 
through much of the story you just 
feel like you're doing random mis- 
sions with no overarching goal. 

Despite these setbacks, many 
aspects from the original game 
are maintained or even greatly im- 
proved upon. Depending on what 
kind of relationships you nurture 
with each character, different mis- 
sions may become available, allow- 
ing you to delve deeper into differ- 
ent aspects of the story, gain new 
insights into the different events 
that unfold, or even change how 
the story plays out. If DA2 nails 
one thing, it is making every single 
choice you make effect the way 
events unfold. 

The combat of DA2 has also 
received a huge overhaul. The ani- 
mations are faster, the sound ef- 
fects are more brutal, there's just 
the right amount of camera shake, 
and enemies fly apart in a bloody 

mess. It's gloriously over the top, 
and it makes the game play almost 
as an action-RPG. While it is a mi- 
nor quibble, it is worth mention- 
ing that there is a lot of fighting in 
DA2. You literally can't turn a cor- 
ner in any part of the game world 
without encountering a group of 
at least thirty, yes, thirty or more 
enemies. It is an unrealistic turn 
for the game that, for me, brought 
me out of the experience a bit. 

Dragon Age 2 lives up to all 
the expectations that come from a 
great developer like Bioware. It's 
really polished, features great com- 
bat and memorable characters, but 
suffers from an unfocused story. 
It's a lengthy adventure that offers 
many interesting and morally am- 
biguous choices. While it may not 
reach the heights of its predecessor, 
DA2 lives up to its title. 


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It's time to re-conquer face-to-face communication 

Mark Rosborough '11 

Contributing Columnist 

Facebook currently has over 
600 million active users. Other 
social media sites such as Twit- 
ter and Tumblr have exploded 
onto the Internet scene. Un- 
limited texting plans run amok 
across college campuses. What 
does all this have to do with 
LVC? Lately, Tve noticed an 
increasing lack of face-to-face 
socialization for our genera- 
tion, which limits our ability to 

Many benefits of these web- 
sites do exist. The ability to 
catch up with friends in an in- 
stant, without having to work 
out a time to sit down together 
and have a conversation, is al- 
luring. A quick tweet is an ex- 
cellent way to keep in touch and 
share your recent activities with 
those who would like to know. 
Tumblr gives us the opportu- 
nity to share a more creative 
side if we choose — whether it 

be blogging about your theo- 
ries of life, uploading your most 
recent painting, or describing 
that wonderful trip you had 
to the Caribbean last summer 
in an elegiac poem — this free 
website gives one the chance to 
share with 
the world 
what s go- 
ing on in 

all of these 
ful draws, 
its no 
these sites have become central 
to our lifestyle. However, I find 
it hard not to lament over the 
days when grabbing a cup of 
coffee and chatting for a couple 
hours was the best way to find 
out what your friend has been 
up to for the last three months 
while you were away at college. 
There is something we have lost 
in this technological age: the 

ability to talk and connect with 
individuals in person without 
a piece of plastic between us. 
This central skill is fundamen- 
tal to the education we receive 
at LVC, and I think we must an- 
alyze ways in which weVe lost 


we can 

our p r O - 
fessionally with individuals. 

A few examples of the way in 
which Fve seen our generation 
fall victim to the de-socializa- 
tion occurring from these web- 
sites: I'll be the first to admit 
I have many, many "friends" 
on Facebook that I'm not sure 
Fve ever had an actual conver- 
sation with in person. Further, 
language itself is being stripped 

of what we used to think were 
good qualities. Punctuation 
has gone out the window and 
words like "lol" and "ur" have 
come into our consciousness, 
primarily from texting. 

For me, it s hard not to con- 
stantly check my Facebook and 
Twitter to see what the latest 
updates from my friends have 
been. Yet it seems obvious that 
we re losing something essen- 
tial to the human experience. 
Thus, I urge you to take that 
step — go grab a cup of cof- 
fee at MJs one last time before 
graduation. Say hi to me on the 
sidewalk instead of just pok- 
ing me on Facebook. Let s take 
back what once was ours and 
re-learn to communicate with 
one another without a phone 
or computer in the way. Cer- 
tainly, social networking sites 
are valuable and fun, but we 
must guard against the dangers 
presented here. 



Valley s Voices: 

What Are Your Plans for After Graduation! 

Kathryn Skutlin '11 
English Major 

"After graduation I plan on 
going to graduate school at 
the University of Maryland 
for a masters degree in English 

Linley Eberhart ' 1 1 
Psychobiology Major 

"After graduation I have an 
internship at the Philadelphia 

Mark Rosborough '11 
English Major 

"After I graduate I plan to 
go to graduate school for a 
Masters in English Literature 
at Buffalo State University" 

Sherae Jones '11 

Digital Communications Major 

"After graduation I plan on 
conquering the world! !" 

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Wednesday, 4/20 

Women's Tennis vs. Messiah, 
3:30 p.m. 

Thursday, 4/21 

Golf @ Susquehanna Tourn., 1 

Softball @ E-town, 2:30 p.m. 

Baseball vs. Arcadia, 3:30 p.m. 

Women's and Men's Tennis vs. 
Alvernia, 3:30 p.m. 

Women's Lacrosse vs. 
Messiah, 4 p.m. 

Men's Lacrosse @ Messiah, 7 

Friday, 4/22 

Men's Track @ Widener Invit., 
9 a.m. 

Men's and Women's Track @ 
Larry Ellis Invit., 7 p.m. 

Saturday, 4/23 

Baseball @ Arcadia, 12 p.m. 

Monday, 4/25 

Golf @ Alvernia Spring Tourn., 
12:30 p.m. 

Baseball vs. Frostburg State, 
4 p.m. 

Tuesday, 4/26 

Softball vs. Wilkes, 3 p.m. 

Women's Lacrosse @ E-town, 
4 p.m. 

Men's Lacrosse vs. E-town, 
4 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 27 

Softball @ Susquehanna, 
3:30 p.m. 

Thursday-Friday, April 28-29 

Men's and Women's Track @ 
The Penn Relays, 12 p.m. 

Friday, April 29th 
Baseball @ E-town, 3:30 p.m. 

Men's Lacrosse vs. 
Manhattanville, 4:30 p.m. 

Golf® MAC Championships 

Men's Lacrosse 

vs. King's, 4/13: W 9-6 
@ Widener, 4/16: L 7-19 


©Albright, 4/17: W 7-4 
©Albright 4/17: W 13-2 
vs. Johns Hopkins, 4/18: W 6-5 

Women's Lacrosse 

©King's, 4/13: W 18-7 
vs. Widener, 4/16: W 15-14 OT 


vs. Albright, 4/14: W 4-0 
vs. Albright, 4/14: W 7-0 
@ Lycoming, 4/15: W 6-2 
@ Lycoming, 4/15: W 10-2 

Women's Tennis 

vs. Lycoming, 4/14: W 7-2 
@ Arcadia, 4/17: 8-1 

Men's Tennis 

@ E-town, 4/14: L 0-9 
©Albright, 4/15: W 9-0 
©Arcadia, 4/17: W 5-4 

Men's and Women's Track 

@ Widener Invitational 
see for resutls 

Women's lax takes overtime win over Widener 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

Freshman Lindsey Buckman not 
only tied the game with 49 seconds 
remaining in regulation; but also 
scored the winning shot in overtime 
to give the Dutchmen the 15-14 win 
over Widener on Saturday April 16 
in pouring rain and wind gusts. 

Sophomore Hana Krechel led 
the Dutchmen with five goals and 
three assists while Buckman and 
Allison McGinniss '13 added hat 

The teams were tied at the half 
7-7 ; but the Dutchmen added three 
unanswered before the score was 
11-9 with just over 11 minutes of 
play remaining. Two goals within 25 
seconds of each other tied the game 
at 1 1; but McGinniss and classmate 
Suzanne Sullivan scored within 1 1 
seconds of each other to pull a two 
point lead. 

With only 3:28 remaining; Wid- 
ener took a 14-13 lead. 

After a foul call on a loose ball; 
Buckman had an open net from the 
arc with less than a minute of play 


Widener picked up a red card during 
her shot attempt; giving Buckman a 
redemption shot. She tied the game. 

Freshman Corinne Palombo 
saved Widener s attempt at a come- 
back with 31 seconds left and saved 
another with seconds remaining in 
play pushing the game into over- 

Buckman received the ball from 
Krechel and knocked in her 50th 
goal of the season 2: 15 into the over- 
time; giving the Dutchmen the lead. 
The Dutchmen were able to hold on 
to the lead. 

Palombo made eight saves to 

Photo courtesy of 
earn the win in relief. 

With the win ; the team has a 7-5 
record; 6-3 in the conference. They 
sit tied for fourth in the MAC. The 
top six teams will see the post- 

The team has three remaining 
games; all conference contestants. 
They will host Messiah at 4 p.m. on 
Thursday April 21 and will travel 
to Elizabethtown at 4 p.m. on 
Tuesday April 26 before heading 
to New York to face Manhattan- 
ville on Saturday April 30 for a 1 
p.m. game. 

L.SCOTT lrs002(o) 

Softball takes 1 1 straight 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

The Dutchmen softball team 
extended its winning streak to 
11 as it swept Albright on Friday 
April 14. 

In the first game ; the Dutch- 
men crossed three runs in the 
second inning. Freshman Allison 
Hartman opened up the inning 
with a single and was advanced on 
a sacrifice bunt. Sophomore Alexa 
Maddy double-crossed Hartman. 
Senior Laura Snyder knocked in a 
triple to score Maddy Junior Chel- 
sea Kehr s sac fly gave the Dutch- 
men the 3-0 lead. 

In the sixth inning; Kehr drew 
a one-out and was sent home off 
classmate Kristen Palmerio s triple 
to right center. 

In the seventh inning; only one 
Albright batter reached a base ; but 
back-to -back strikeouts by Snyder 
secured the win. Snyder pitched 
the complete game; a no hitter 
with two walks and 10 strike outs. 

In game two ; LVC scored first 
in the bottom of the fourth. Soph- 
omore Steffani Secola reached first 

on an error. Pinch runner Chelsea 
Artz '11 stole second before class- 
mate Katie Freeman's single scored 
Artz. A double to left field sent 
Freeman home and senior Maria 
Karuse scored Hartman to put the 
Dutchmen up 3-0. 

The following inning; Palmerio 
reached on a double to left cen- 
ter and was sent home by senior 
Meghan Donoghue s single. Secola 
was walked and Freeman's single 
sent another run home. Hartmans 

single scored Secola and Krauses 
sac fly sent home the final run to 
give the Dutchmen the 7-0 lead 
which they kept the duration of 
the game. 

Senior pitcher Val Malizzia 
came close to a no-hitter; but Al- 
bright hit two singles in the sixth. 
Malizzia allowed three hits during 
her seven innings and struck out 

With the wins; the Dutchmen 
improve to 20-5. 

Photos courtesy of 

LVC will travel to Elizabeth- 
town College on Thursday April 
21 for a 2:30 p.m. game. Tuesday 
at 3:00 p.m. they will face Wilkes 
at home. Wednesday April 27 
they will travel to Susquehanna 
University for a 3:30 p.m. game 
before finishing the regular sea- 
son at home on Saturday April 30 
against Arcadia at 1 p.m. 

L.SCOTT lrs002(o) 

Mens lacrosse takes one from King s 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

On Wednesday, April 13; the 
Lebanon Valley College Mens La- 
crosse Team defeated King s Col- 
lege 9-6 in MAC play. 

Junior CJ Adams got his first ca- 
reer hat trick while freshmen Alex 
Beard and Ryan Leonard posted a 
multi-goal game. 

The Flying Dutchmen outshot 
Kings 40-18 ; LVC s most shot at- 
tempts since they posted 56 at- 
tempts in their home opener ver- 
sus Mount Saint Mary. 

The first saw scoring only from 
the Dutchmen as freshman Matt 
Roupe opened and closed the 
quarter with goals. Beard also add- 
ed one in the first. 

Kings tied the game early in the 
second; but Adams knocked in his first 
to take the 3-2 lead at the half. 

LVC knocked in six goals in the 
second half. Adams knocked in two in 
the third and Leonard had two second- 

half goals and two assists. Leonards 
one assist to freshman Ryan Lanigan 
put LVC up 5-3 before Adams made 
it 6-3. The Monarchs added one ; but 
Adams connected off Leonard to end 
the quarter with a 7-4 lead. 

Freshman Malik Pedroso scored 
first in the fourth; extending the lead 
to four ; but the Monarchs respond- 
ed to make it 8-5. Leonard scored 
man-down to extend the lead to 9-5 
and the Monarchs scored one more; 

Photos courtesy of 

but were unable to catch up to the 
Flying Dutchmen. 

The Dutchmen held King s to 
18-for-28 on clears ; but the Mon- 
archs led 10-9 on face-offs. 

Freshman Bryan Lockward 

made eight saves in the win. 

Unfortunately; the team fell to 
Widener 19-7 on Saturday; April 
16. Beard had two goals in the 
game. Freshmen Pedro so ; Andrew 
Kruter ; Jordan Mayr ; Leonard; and 
Ryan Lanigan also added one a 
piece for the Dutchmen. Pedroso 
added an assist. 

Widener managed 14 different 
goal scorers in the win. 

The Flying Dutchmen will travel 
to Messiah College on Thursday, April 
21 for a 7 p.m. game before returning 
to Annville for two home games to 
close the season. The first will be on 
Tuesday April 26 against Elizabeth- 
town for a 4 p.m. game before closing 
the season on Saturday April 30 versus 
Manhattanville at 1 p.m. All games are 
conference play. 

The Dutchmen are 5-8 overall and 

3- 5 in the conference. They boast a 

4- 1 record at home; so be sure to 
come out and support the team 
next week. 



Baseball succeeds over Johns Hopkins 

Dutchmen win three in a row 

Dan Callahan '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Coming off a doubleheader 
sweep at Albright on Sunday; 
the Dutchmen hit their home 
turf to take on the Blue Jays of 
Johns Hopkins University. LVC 
topped Hopkins in a close one ; 
6-5; and raised their win streak 
to 3 games. 

Dustin Deibert '12 picked up 
the win for the Dutchmen; going 
six strong innings and punch- 
ing out 4 along the way. He also 
received his 100th career hit to 
help out his own cause. 

Junior Tom Rasich tallied his 
first career home run with a shot 
to left field; and soon Lebanon 
Valley was ahead with a five run 
lead after two. Johns Hopkins 
cut the lead down the following 
inning by scoring two runs of 
their own, but the Dutchmen did 

not stop 
Mills '12 
in what 
ended up 
being the 
run in the 
fourth in- 
ning with 
a single to 
left field. 
The Blue 
Jays be- 
gan chip- 
ping away 

more at the lead; and entered the 
ninth down by two. After load- 
ing up the bases; a single to right 
field made it a one run game. 
Freshman Corey Cinicola came 
into the game with the bases 

more Derek 
each had two 
hits in the 
win. Junior 
Colt Zarilla 
up Deibert 
and tossed 
one and two 

Photo courtesy of 

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out of 

Lebanon Valley will host 
MAC opponent Arcadia at Mc- 
Gill Field on Thursday; set for a 
3:30 p.m. start time. Come out 
and support the team before 
heading home for Easter Break. 

The Dutchmen will round out 
their season with games at Arca- 
dia (4/23 at 12 p.m.) and Eliza- 
bethtown (4/29 at 3:30 p.m.). 
At home they will face Frostburg 
State (4/25 at 4 p.m.); Susque- 
hanna (4/26 at 4 p.m.) and Eliza- 
bethtown (4/30 at 12 p.m.). Be 
sure to support the team in their 
final games. 

loaded and only out; and threw a 
double play ball to end the game. 

Leaders for the offense were 
Mills and fellow classmate Jacob 
Rhody; who both knocked in two 
runs each. Rhody and sopho- 

and Ian 
Younker '12 started the ninth 
only to be continued and fin- 
ished by Cinicola. 

With the wins; the Dutchmen 
improve to 12-17 overall and 4-8 
in the conference.